|The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council welcomes the Health Service Reform Programme and the Hanly Report. PHECC is a young and progressive organisation. It was established in 2000 with an agenda for change and the implementation of quality and best practice initiatives.
All of Council’s functions are important safeguards in the public interest which bring with them added responsibilities in a time of change and development of the scale of the Reform Programme and especially with what will be required to deliver what’s recommended in the Hanly Report.
The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council is currently engaging with the Department of Health and Children with respect to spatial analysis research that has been undertaken to measure access to services, in the context of regionalisation of acute and high quality specialist services.
||The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council welcomes;
- the Department of Health and Children (DoHC) recognition of the important role its current initiatives have for the medium term in that proposed amendments to the PHECC. Statutory Instrument are to proceed. This will ensure that the advanced care programme launched by the Minister in March 2003 for ambulance personnel with paramedic skills can be implemented.
- the announcement by the Minister of the inclusion of the Director of PHECC, Dr Geoff King, on the Acute Hospitals Review Group or Hanly Phase II.